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Re: what do you do
« Reply #15 on: 13 February 2018, 23:39:00 »

Up until the Desmond i have be doing oil/filter changes since i was19 when i got my first "car", Reliant soft top with the old BMC 600cc side valve engine. ;D. Have never part filled the filter, just a smear round the "o" ring. Can,t get under this one, gettin too old, poor old sod. Now 73. ::) Never had a seize up, yet.

I have tried to perfect the engine oil change method I use
Like the time I drove a 2 ltr vectra up on ramps & drained the oil & swapped out the oil filter, Jumped in started her up & backed off the ramps, running over the spent oil in the process
Then staring at the oil pressure light & suddenly remembering I hadn`t put the new oil in yet   ;D ,  The engine didn`t sieze, but rattled more than usual after that  ::)
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Re: what do you do
« Reply #16 on: 14 February 2018, 01:32:37 »

A wipe of fresh oil on the seal and thread, then fit. Likewise the sump plug.

Fill to max on dipstick, then start it and let it idle until the fans kick in, checking for leaks as it warms . Recheck level and top up, typically another 4-500 ml, and call it done. Simples ;)
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Re: what do you do
« Reply #17 on: 18 February 2018, 16:32:23 »

Wipe the block where the filter sits.
Smear some oil on the filter O-ring.
screw it on handtight.
And on my car, pouring in the entire 5l can brings the level to just below the max mark.


Filling a horizontal oil filter just makes a mess.
But not filling a diesel fuel filter is asking for trouble.
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Re: what do you do
« Reply #18 on: 19 February 2018, 11:22:43 »

On my 2.6 I have to put about 6 litres in to bring to max on dip stick?
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« Reply #19 on: 19 February 2018, 17:29:53 »

On my 2.6 I have to put about 6 litres in to bring to max on dip stick?
Cartridge filter holds more oil than spin on... Other variables include oil temp when drained and how long it's left to drain for... I suspect that Nick refits the sump plug when the trickle stops.
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Re: what do you do
« Reply #20 on: 19 February 2018, 17:56:34 »

On my 2.6 I have to put about 6 litres in to bring to max on dip stick?
Cartridge filter holds more oil than spin on... Other variables include oil temp when drained and how long it's left to drain for... I suspect that Nick refits the sump plug when the trickle stops.


No, I remove the drain plug first, change all 6 plugs, both filters, top up coolant and anti-freeze, deal with any issues and then fit the plug and add the oil. 5 litres fills it to just below the max mark, which is good for a year and about 10k miles. After 8 years of doing this, I just pour in the whole can and go and do something important.


There's a slight dent in the steel sump, but I doubt that accounts for the 0.75l that it's 'missing'.
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« Reply #21 on: 19 February 2018, 18:22:03 »

Both my long term V6's took about 5.25l to max.

One was the superior cartridge type filter, on was the inferior spin on.
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Re: what do you do
« Reply #22 on: 19 February 2018, 18:22:20 »

Wasn't trying to suggest you bodged it Nick, merely that you tend not to extend tasks needlessly  :y
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Re: what do you do
« Reply #23 on: 22 February 2018, 16:14:20 »

Hi........and just to add to all the tips on this post......if you can put say 250ml in a cartridge type filter its worth it if the filter points upwards and I always put a five litre oil container in our airing cupboard overnight and pour warm oil straight into the engine which ensures that the oil pressure is reached sooner than straight cold oil - just a small thing but any thing that makes that oil light go out quicker is a valuable thing......nearly all the engine wear is created on start up.  Ant.
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